KIGALI — President Paul Kagame has sacked Minister for Internal Security over corruption related concerns.
Gen. Nyamvumba is the former Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). He has served in the position of Minister of Security for less than a year.
The sacking of Gen Nyamvumba was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente in a latter dated Monday April 27.
“pursuant to the consitution of the Republic of Rwanda of 2003 revised in 2015, especially in its articles 116, today April 27, 2020, His Excellency The President has removed General Patrick Nyamvumba from his duties as Minister of Internal Security owing to matters of accountability under investigation. General Nyamvumba reports back to RDF headquarters pending further decision” reads the communique signed by Dr. Edouard Ngirente, Prime Minister.
Gen. Nyamvumba who is former army chief has been directed to report to Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) Headquarters pending decision.
President Kagame had in February hinted at firing more ministers including Gen. Nyamvumba, accusing them of lying, carelessness and indiscipline.
Gen. Nyamvumba is the 5th Minister to be sacked from cabinet in a period of one year and he follows Dr. Diane Gashumba (Former Minister of Health), Evode Uwizeyimana (Former Minister of State in charge of Constitutional and Legal Affairs).